First Injustice DLC Character: Lobo

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While many of you are probably still blazing your way through Injustice: Gods Among Us’ story and Star Lab missions, Netherrealm Studios has been hard at work and already has announced the first DLC character that they will be releasing in the upcoming weeks. Lobo, an interstellar alien bounty hunter and mercenary, will cost $4.99 in the PlayStation Store or 400 Xbox Live Arcade points. Lobo was originally released in DC Comics in the 1980′s and was intended to be an over-the-top caricature of Marvel’s Wolverine, however he soon evolved into his own character and became a fan-loved antihero, although he was never very widely used.

Injustice: Gods Among Us was released today, making this the dreaded ‘day-one DLC’ that people have been talking about. However, as recently released statements by Bethesda show, there is a lot of downtime in the process of having a video game go gold and then actually being released in stores, so perhaps we should be thanking the developers for continuing to work on their product after the final version is out of their hands.

Either way, if 2011’s Mortal Kombat has taught us anything, we can expect a few separate rounds of DLC characters and alternate costumes coming to us in the following months. Hopefully the Wii U version will be included in these constant (if paid) game updates, however so far Nintendo’s console’s future involvement is unannounced. The fact that Wii U customers (even if they pre-ordered their game) did not receive things like the Red Son Communist Superman pack makes me uncomfortable, but I am not informed enough to know whether this is a Nintendo issue, a GameStop issue, or a game development (in this case Netherrealm Studios) problem.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is the best fighting game that has been released so far this year. While similar to Mortal Kombat in style and format, it differentiates itself in a number of satisfying ways and offers a plethora of extra missions to keep you entertained for hours after the story mode is completed. If you have any interest in super heroes, meta humans, alternate universes, nuclear bombs, or plain old-fashioned beat-em-ups, Injustice will warm your heart in the way only a good fighting game can. And what is the point of video games, if not for sitting around with your friends and determining who would win in a fight between The Flash and Bane? (Oh, and for your information, the answer is whichever one I’m playing as.)